Craftsman Concrete Floors

Sealed Concrete floors

Concrete sealers are products applied to concrete floors for the primary purpose of increasing a floors resistance to stains. The type of concrete sealers used in residential flooring are referred to as ‘film-forming,’ meaning that there is a layer on top of your floor that both protects your floor and enhances its appearance. There are three main categories of concrete sealers: acrylic, polyurethane, and epoxy. Sealers are chosen based on the application and desired appearance.

BENEFITS OF SEALED CONCRETE

  • Low Cost

  • High Gloss Finish

  • Very High Stain and Chemical Resistance

  • Fast Install Time

A sealed concrete floor that has failed. The acrylic sealer is peeling, leaving the floor stained and discolored.

A sealed concrete floor that has failed. The acrylic sealer is peeling, leaving the floor stained and discolored.

Sealed Concrete Versus Polished Concrete

Another way concrete sealers are commonly used is to mimic the appearance of polished concrete floors at a lower price. This technique is used by unscrupulous home builders or flippers, and can leave a new home owner with a floor repair nightmare. While the appearance of a sealed floor can be somewhat similar to polished concrete, concrete must be properly prepared before sealing. Floors that have not been prepped are susceptible to premature failure.